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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:55 PM
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Sen. Lieberman seeks 'more troops' for 'winnable' Iraq war
What is with this guy?! Even a lot of Republicans have admitted the war was a mistake yet he's still as delusional as ever.

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Sen. Lieberman seeks 'more troops' for 'winnable' Iraq war

Mike Sheehan
Published: Friday December 29, 2006
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Sen. Joe Lieberman (I/D-CT) has written an op-ed for The Washington
Post in which he explains his reasons for why more troops are needed
in Iraq. Lieberman argues that the war is "winnable," yet acknowledges
that "more U.S. forces might not be a guarantee of success" in the
fight.

"I've just spent 10 days traveling in the Middle East and speaking to
leaders there," writes Lieberman, "all of which has made one thing
clearer to me than ever: While we are naturally focused on Iraq, a
larger war is emerging.

"On one side are extremists and terrorists led and sponsored by Iran,
on the other moderates and democrats supported by the United States,"
the Senator continues. "Iraq is the most deadly battlefield on which
that conflict is being fought. How we end the struggle there will
affect not only the region but the worldwide war against the
extremists who attacked us on Sept. 11, 2001."

In August 2006, Lieberman, who lost the Democratic primary to
challenger Ned Lamont but defeated him in the general election,
criticized Lamont's Iraq exit strategy by saying, "If we just pick up
like Ned Lamont wants us to do ... it will be taken as a tremendous
victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this
plot hatched in England." Lamont responded, "That comment sounds an
awful lot like Vice President Cheney's comment... Both of them believe
our invasion of Iraq has a lot to do with 9/11."

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Lieberman_on_why_we_n...



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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:59 PM
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1. Apparently Joe has no memory of any events between 1962-1975.
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tchunter Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:01 PM
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2. we tried to get rid of him we really did
i voted for lamont, he wasn't a strong candidate but it was the best we could field...
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:05 PM
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5. Well, what can you do?
You go into the majority party with the senators you have, not the senators you want.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:16 PM
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7. OTOH, there are senators we know and senators we *don't*...
know. At the same time , there are senators we *know* that we *don't* know and senators that we DON'T know that we *know*.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:48 PM
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13. Joementum was dodging the draft between 1962 and 1975
He let someone else get killed in his place

HE IS SCUM

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arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:19 PM
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14. that pic speaks volumes
Holy Joe has always been very :loveya: fond of the Cheerleader-in-Chief.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:01 PM
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3. He's playing his cards close to his chest
Not revealing his true motives, which have nothing whatsoever to do with persisting the United States as a Constitutionally sourced secular society.

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ryanmuegge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:35 PM
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15. Indeed. He's a scary individual.
He's a "moral" crusader when it comes to entertainment, like Gore's moronic wife. This guy was preoccupied with gangster rap and Prince songs during the 80s and 90s. All the while, government could have been preparing for the future with sensible energy policy emphasizing alternatives and conservation, thereby negating the need to even be involved in the Middle East. This guy was worried about Janet Jackson's tit rather than our trade deficit and American jobs.
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MikeNearMcChord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:01 PM
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4. I would love to have this guy drafted to the duty
of handing folded flags to grieving families for a full year, look 'em into their eyes Joe! Tell them about sacrifice.
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:16 PM
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20. It wouldn't help a bit.
Holy Joe has an incredible talent for not caring about what other people think. He makes up his mind and that's the end of it. He'll never change direction or admit to mistakes. Doesn't that sound kind of familiar?
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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:11 PM
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6. I'd also like to mention that Lieberman never served a day in combat
He's as clueless as Bush as to what our troops in Iraq are going through.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:29 PM
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9. Doesn't matter. He took a '10 day tour' of the middle east.
Spoke to the leaders there.

He's an expert.

Besides, Lieberman's adopted Homer Simpson's battlecry:
"Can't somebody else do it?"

It works in Ct. just as it did for Homer in Springfield.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:17 PM
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8. if his popularity increases a fractional blip for this, expect hillary to follow.
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anotherdrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:44 PM
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10. Joe believes we are _already_ AT WAR with Iran
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 02:44 PM by anotherdrew
apparently he thinks all evil come from Iran.

Tell ya the truth, I don't think Joe has this nations interests at the forefront of his mind.
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ribrepin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:58 PM
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11. The only good thing I can say about Joe is at least he wears the independent label now
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:19 PM by ribrepin
Democrats should NEVER refer to Joe as a "Democrat independent" only independent. The Democratic party needs to put as much distance between themselves and Joe as possible.

Lamont did a service to his party and country by running. He forced Joe to become an independent. Good on Lamont.

Do these chuckleheads really believe that 20,000 more troops are going to provide stability for Iraq?. We couldn't do it with 500,000 in vietnam
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:11 PM
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12. Who's running the Lieberman camp? Alan Keyes?
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:43 PM
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16. Washington Post? I thought he belonged to Opinion Journal.

Lieberman is a whore, but who is paying the bill?

Oh, I guess Bill Kristol.

http://tpmcafe.com/blog/electioncentral/2006/jul/21/fam...
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:06 PM
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17. Nice going, Connecticut...we really need this asshole.
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Psephos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:22 PM
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25. Actually, we do need him
If he decides, like Jeffords, that the other party will serve him better, then he will flip his caucus.

We created this monster, we better make peace with it. The alternative is much worse.

Peace.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:45 AM
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28. "We created this monster"? How so?
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:52 PM
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29. Let him become a Republican, then it will be the all Republican war.

Sorry but I would rather have Lieberman a Republican than a mole for them, undermining the Democrats position on the war. He is trouble, screw him, get it over with and let him go. Then deal with it and move on.
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Psephos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:14 PM
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32. My heart is with you, but the political animal in me knows better
Committee chairs are assigned to the majority party. The Majority Leader determines the flow of legislation to the floor.

These are what make or break a party's agenda in the Senate.

But man oh man, I do know how you feel.

Peace.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:01 PM
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31. We didn't create this Lieberman monster, Judas Joe is his own creation.
Lieberman's support for Bush's surge will lead to many unnecessary deaths, but it won't be able to prevent a humiliating defeat for America in Iraq.

The Iraq Study Group offered a big fig leaf of a way out of Iraq, a way out with at least a semblance of honor for those that care about such things. Bush and Lieberman's rejection of the Iraq Study Group is the ultimate act of folly of a government responsible for the biggest strategic and foreign policy failure in America's history.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:14 PM
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18. "'more troops' for 'winnable' Iraq war", so Joe found another Iraq war?
because the one now isn't winnable ... draft the Lieberman voters
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:52 PM
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19. 500,000 troops couldn't win in Viet Nam
Why would another 40,000 make a difference in Iraq? They will just make a more "target rich" environment for the other side.
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Comadreja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:12 PM
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21. Liebermann rrepresents the Likud...
so what do you expect him to say about killing Arabs?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:34 AM
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27. apparently so
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:40 PM
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22. Does Conneticut , allow Recalls?
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:23 PM
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23. Ah, my dear Senator, tell who these "moderate" leadrs are
Hosni Mubarak? King Abdallah? The House of Saud?

Gee, I remember when Saddam was a moderate Arab. It was around the same time Nicolae Ceauşescu was a moderate Communist.

Some say Joe Lieberman is a moderate Democrat. The people who say that are usually Republican extremists. I say Lieberman is willing prostitute to the tyrant US dictator.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:52 PM
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24. As we escalate this into the grand and larger war of which he speaks
it seems like a whole lot of civilians are going to die. What is it now in Iraq alone; over 700,000? Hundreds of thousands of dead civilians, if not eventually millions who will pay for these wonderful military adventures seem to be of no consequence to Mr. Lieberman.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:22 PM
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26. The sons and daughters of those that voted for Judas Joe should send them to Iraq
Easy to vote for war, or for a warmonger, when one's ass is not on the line. So, let's go Lieberman voters! Let's go to the nearest Armed Forces recruiting station and enlist!
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tchunter Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 06:29 PM
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30. we need to end his joe-mentum with...
a vote of joe(no)confidence
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:45 PM
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33. It's time to flood Lieberman's offices with military enlistment forms for his kith and kin
Here's the link to the military enlistment forms Military enlistment form
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:04 PM
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34. This man is the reason I could not vote for Gore in 2000.
I just could not do it. I am a bit regretful in retrospect, but this man is a bigger warmaniac than Cheney. I think his influence in a Gore administration would have been not negligible. Furthermore, it made me question Gore's political orientation as well.
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